No one can deny that English literature is very rich with its unique poets, authors, and even painters. The legendary poet William Blake is my main focus here, especially on his first vision of angels while walking on Peckham Rye at the age of eight “a tree filled with angels, bright angelic wings bespangling every bough like stars” Blake’s description for the vision. Stay with me, you’ll understand later.
Back to our band, The Wood Demons are a lyric led band, where the music molds to the subject of each song rather than the band having just one style. Despite that, there is a signature sound to the group, highlighted by the combination of violin and mellotron-Esque synths alongside often epic, instrumental, and vocal melodies. The song is the title track of their debut full-length ‘Angels of Peckham Rye‘ which is the band’s interpretation of Blake’s visions, and to get closer to the music it’s like you are listening to the progressive/psychedelic elements of King Crimson and Genesis, along with the jazz-rock driven sound of Caravan.
The Wood Demons consists of Simon Carbery (Guitars and vocals), Rick Startin (Guitar, keyboards, and vocals), John Silver (Bass), Naomi Belshaw (Electrified violin), and Ed Kontargyris (Drums). The five talented musicians delivered an epic progressive tune. I really like the Eastern-melody-feel that has been used through the violin, as well as during the guitar and keyboard solos. I have listened to it countless times and I couldn’t find any negative point indeed. IT’S JUST AWESOME! Frankly, I will be waiting for the album once it’s released in December. Listen to the song below and let me know what do you think.